Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Morning Sweep

A British football player pens an editorial in The Observer (London) calling on gay footballers to come out of the closet. The straight, 15-year veteran of the Premier league also donated his writer's fee to British LGBT advocacy org., Stonewall.

The Archbishop of Canterbury--the traditional head of the world's Anglican communities (including the U.S. Episcopal Church)--has been summoned to resolve the global rift that has been caused by Episcopal bishops in the U.S. accepting gay marriage.

As Oregon's state House takes up two pieces of pro-LGBT legislation, opponents turn out to protest en masse, shouting slogans like "Please Protect Me from Open Homosexuality" and "We Want to Raise Our Kids in Oregon, Not Sodom."

New Hampshire's Democrat governor may be why the civil unions bill has been delayed. The bill was previously on a fast track for passage.

For the first time in almost a decade, Colorado's sexual orientation non-discrimination bill has a chance to become law, thanks to recently elected and pro-LGBT Governor Bill Ritter.

A follow-up story in the NY Times on the role of circumcision in preventing H.I.V.

Schools prepare for tomorrow's national Day of Silence. This blog will feature a guest columnist tomorrow who will go into greater detail on the history and need for this nation-wide observation--and, of course, will put it into an Empire State context.

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